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Islamic Studies There will be ten papers and a Viva-Voce of 100 marks each in 2 years according to the following scheme: Previous Paper I Paper II Paper III Paper IV Title of the Papers History of Muslim Civilization (From the Advent of Islam till the fall of Bagdad i.e 1258 A.D) History of Muslim Civilisation in the Medieval Period-Sundry Dynasties Islamic Religious Sciences: The Quran, Hadith, Fiqh and Tasawwuf Development Of Muslim Sects, Kalam and Philosophy

Paper V (A) Arabic Paper V (B) Non-Muslims Contribution to Islamic Studies Final Paper VI Paper VII Paper VIII Paper IX Islam in the Indian Sub-Continent Islam in the Modern Age (From 1800 A.D. onwards) Muslim Reform Movemants and Thinkers Major Word Religions (Aryan and Semitic Religions) Special Study of Medieval Muslim Contribution to Science, Technology and Fine Arts

Paper X (A) Arabic Paper X (B) Viva-Voce

M.A. (Previous) Islamic Studies PAPER I: HISTORY OF MUSLIM CIVILIZATION (from the Advent of Islam till the fall of Baghdad i.e. 1258 A.D) Unit-1 Unit-2 (a) (b) (c) Unit-3 (a) (b) (c) Unit-4 (a) (b) Pre-Islamic Culture of Arabia. Islamic society during the time of the Holy Prophet and the Pious Caliphs: Religious & social life. Education. Administration and political set up; Islamic society during the Umayyads: Political changes after the pious caliphate. Social and economic life. Administration. Islamic society during the Abbasids Abbasid revolt-nature and causes. Social and economic life, ruling class, mawalis, slaves

(c) (d) Unit-5 (a) (b) (c)

Commerce, industry and agriculture. Science, literature, arts and architecture. Other dynasties: The Fatimids The Muslim east: A brief survey The Crusades.

Books Recommended: 1. P.K. Hitti 2. C. Brockelman. 3. (relevant chapters) 4. Joseph Hell. 5. Levy. 6. (relevant chapters) 7. Von Grunebaum. 8. Von Grunebaum 9. Shaban. Islamic 10. Von Grunebaum 11. Syed Ameer Ali 12. Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan 13. A. Guilaume. 14. Barakat Ahmad. 15. T. Izutsu 16. Bernard Lewis. 17. Majid Ali Khan. 18. W.M. Watt. 19. W.M. Watt. 20. W.M.Watt. 21. Henry Pirerme. History of the Arabs History of Islamic people Cambridge History of Islam. The Arab Civilization The Social Structure of Islam Encyclopaedia of Islam Classical Islam Medieval Islam History. A new interpretation Islam History of the Saracens Lectures on the life Muhammad The life of Muhammad Muhammad and the Jews The Structure of the Ethical terms in the Quran. The Arabs in History. Muhammad, the Final Messenger Muhammad, the Prophet and Statesman Muhammad at Mecca Muhammad at Medina Muhammad and Charlemagne


Unit-1 (a) (b) Unit-2 (a) (b) (c) Unit-3 (a) (b) (c) Unit-4 (a) (b) Unit-5 (a) (b) (c)

The rise of the Turks: The Samanids and the Ghaznawids: revival of Persian language and culture. The Saljuqs in power: scientific and religious development. The Fatimids: Establishment of the Fatimid state and its characteristics. Economic, scientific and literary progress. Arts and architecture. The Mamluks: Establishment of the Mamluk rule and its distinguishing features. Contribution to sciences and literature. Development of arts and architecture. The Timurids: Establishment of their rule and characteristics Contributuion to sciences and culture. The Safavids: Origin and development of Safavid rule. Contribution to arts and sciences. Socio-religious conditions.

Books Recommended: 1. Vol. 2 A 2. Bertold Supler 4. Roger Savory 5. P.K.Hitti 6. Stanford J Shaw 7. P.K.Hitti 8. P.K.Hitti 9. Ghulam Serwar The Cambridge History of Islam The Muslim World: A Historical Survey, Part I & II Iran under the Safavids The Near East in History History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern TurkeyVol.1 Empire of the Ghazi.. The Rise and Decline ofthe Ottoman Empire (1280 - 1808) History of Syria History of the Arabs History of Shah Ismail Safavi

3. H.J.Kissling and others The Muslim world: A Historical Survery,Part III


Unit-1 The Quran: (a) (b) (c) The Quran - revelation (wahy), collection and compilation. Origin and development of Ilm-i Tafsir. A brief introduction to major tafsir works of the classical period:(Tabari, IbnKathir, Razi Baidhawi, Zamakhshri and Jalalain. An introduction to some important Urdu tafsir writers:Sir Syed, Maulana (d) Ashraf Ali Thanwi, Maulana Azad, Maulana Maududi, Maulana Amin Ahsan Islahi, Unit-2 Hadith: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (a) (b) (c) Ilm-i-Hadith: meaning, origin and significance. History of compilation of Hadith. Categories of Hadith. Principles of Hadith criticism-Riwayat and Dirayat. Sihah-i-Sittah - compilation and significance. Development of Islamic Fiqh, origin and its sources. Emergence of schools of Fiqh: Hanafi, Maliki, Shafai, Hanbali and Jafri. Contemporary debate on Islamic law; insurance; stock exchange; commercial interest. Origin and Major doctrines. Development of Sufism (Dhu al-Nun, Bayazid, Junaid, Mansural-Hallaj) Emergence of the Sufi orders with special reference to their Salient features: Chishti, Suhrawardi, Naqshbandi and the Qadri.

Unit-3 Fiqh:

Unit-4 Tasawwuf: (a) (b) (c)

Books Recommended: 1.Goldziher 2. (Relevant topics) 3. Alfred Guilaume 4. Galwash Ahmad 5. R.A.Nicholson 6. R.A.Nicholson 7. Anne Marie Schimmel Mystical 8. Burton 9. Majid Khadduri(tr) 10.Syed Hossein Nasr Muslim Studies Shorter Encyclopedia of Islam The Traditions of Islam The Religion of Islam Mysticsof Islam Studies in Islamic Mysticism Dimension of Islam Collection of the Quran Islamic Jurisprudence Ideals and Realities of Islam

11.Mir Waliuddin 12.Joseph Schacht 13.I.H.Azad Faruqi 14.M.Muslah-uddin 15.M.Musleh-uddin 16.Majid Ali Khan

Quranic Taswwuf An Introduction to Islamic Law Thr Tarjuman al-Quran The Philosaophy of Islamic Law & The Orientalists Insurance & Islamic Law The Holy Verses

17. Shah Moinuddin Nadvi Arab Tamaddun (Urdu)

M.A. (Previous) Islamic Studies PAPER IV: DEVELOPMENT OF MUSLIM SECTS, KALAM AND PHILOSOPHY Unit-1 Muslim Sects and the development of Kalam. (a) (b) (c) Muslim ummah, unity and conflict - a brief survey of the Pious Caliphate. Origin and development of Ilm-e-Kalam. The emergence of Kharjites, Qadirites, Murjiites, Shiites, Mutazilites, Asharites & Maturidite sects. Unit-2 Development of Muslim Philosophy: (a) (b) Greek philosophy and the Arabs. Muslim philosophers with special reference to: 1. Al-Kindi 2. Al-Farabi 3. Ibn-e-Sina 4. Ikhwanus- Safa 5. Ibn-e-Rushd 6. Al-Ghazzali 7. Ibn-Khaldun Unit-3 Mystical Philosophy in Islam---Shahabuddin Yahya Suhrawardi, Ibn-i-Arabi, Al-Jili, Sadruddin Shirazi.

Books Recommended: 1. Fazlur Rahman 2. A.J.Wensinck 3. D. B. McDonald 4. B. A. G. Fuller Islam The Muslim Creed Development of Muslim Theology, Jurisprudence and Constitutional Theory History of Muslim Philosophy

5. T. J. Deboer 6. OLeray Arabic 8. W.M.Watt. 9. S. A. Latif (ed.) 10.W.M.Watt. 12.D.M.Donaldson 13.Seyyed Hossein Nasr

History of Philosophy of Islam Thought and its Place in History Formative Period of Islamic Thought Basic Concepts of the Quran by Abul Kalam Azad Islamic Philosophy and Theology The Shite Religion Shiite Islam (tr.from Persian)

7. M. M. Sharif (ed.) Muslim Philosophy

11.(Relevant topics) Encyclopedia of Islam

M.A. (Previous) Islamic Studies PAPER V (A) ARABIC 1. Durus al-Lughat al-Arabiat Lighairin Natiqina Biha Part I Author: Abdur Raheem 2. Qasas al-Nabiyeen Part I Author: Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi

M.A. (Previous) Islamic Studies PAPER :V (B) NON MUSLIMS CONTRIBUTION TO ISLAMIC STUDIES Unit1 Unit2 Unit3 (a) The Origin and Development of Orientalism. Medieval European Orientalism. ( A brief introduction) The rise of Europe and the beginning of the modern studies on Islam. Non-Muslim contribution to: Quran (1) Translation (2) Glossary (3) A critical study of orientalist writings on Quran

(b) Sirah Literature (A critical study of orientalist writing on Sirah. Unit4 Some of the important modern non-Muslim scholars of Islam:

1. Sir Hamilton Gibb 2. P.K.Hitti 3. Goldzihr 4. S.Zaidan 5. W.C.Smith Unit5 Unit6 Unit7 The study of Islam as a Living Reality in the Contemporary Era. Muslims Response and Reaction to Orientalism. Hindus Contribution to Islamic Studies. 1. To Islamic History 2. To History of Muslim Civilization with special reference to India 3. Hindu ascribers and calligraphers. 4. Hindu authors an Islamic faith and creeds. 5. Hindu press and publishers of books on Islamic Studies. 6. Hindu translators of Quran, Saadi, Hafiz, Khayyam and Rumi

Books Recommended: 1. Norman Daniel 2. B.Levis 3. Edward Saeed 4. J.L.Nehru 5. Maryam Jameela Islam and the West Appriaches to Isamic History in Europe and America Orientalism Discovery of India Orientalism

M.A. (Final) Islamic Studies PAPER VI: ISLAM IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT Unit-1 Early Indo-Arab relations. Unit-2 Arab conquest of Sind and Multan - brief survey. Unit-3 India on the eve of theTurkish conquest - social, political and religious conditions. Unit-4 Development of Indo-Muslim culture during the medieval period. (a) (b) Religion: Sufi movement, Muslim intellectual perception of Hinduism, Bhakti movement, Mahdawi movement, Ranshonia movement, Cultural exchange, The origin and growth of Urdu language, social and

economic conditions of Muslims. (c) Fine arts: - Architecture - Painting - Music Unit-5 Development of Learning and Religious Thought in India. (a) (b) (a) (b) Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi and his religious thought. Traditional education during the medieval period. Dars-i-Nizami Shah Waliullah

Unit-6 Transiation from Medieval to Modern:

Unit-7 Role of muslims in the freedom movement. Unit-8 Sub continent: The post- independence era: (a) (b) Islam in secular India. Pakistan and Bangladesh - aspirations and realities

Books Recommended: 1. M.Mujeeb 2. Murray Titus 3. Yusuf Hussain 4. M.Mujeeb 5. Aziz Ahmad 6. Zubed Ahmad 7. M.Ishaque 8. S.Maqbool Ahmad 9. S.A.A.Rizvi 10.K.A.Nizami 11.Tara Chand 12.H.K.Sherwani Indian Muslims Islam in India and Pakistan Glimpses of Medieval Indian Culture Influence of Islam on Indian Society Islam in the Indian Environment Indias contribution to Arabic Literature Hadith Literature in India Indo-Arab Relations The Wonder That Was India Vol.11 State and Culture in Medieval India Influence of Islam on Indian Culture Cultural Trends in Medieval India.

M.A. (Final) Islamic Studies PAPER VII : ISLAM IN THE MODERN AGE (FROM 1800 A.D. ONWARDS) Unit-1 West Asia and North Africa. (a) Muhammad Ali in Egypt.

(b) (c) (d) (e) (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (a) (b) (a) (b)

Development of Arab nationalism. Emergence of Arab nation states. Contemporary socio, religious, cultural scene. Palestinian Problem. Westernisation under the pahlavis in Iran. Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran. Reforms of Amanullah in Afghanistan. Afghanistan since Amanullah. Emergence of Turkey as a secular state. Islamic revivalism in Turkey. Russian occupation of Central Asia and Muslim resistance movements. Emergence of independent Muslim republic Islam in Malay region in the modern period (Malaysia, Indonesia & Brunei) Prominent Muslim religious organisations and institutions in the region.

Unit-2 Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and Central Asia.

Unit-3 Central Asia:

Unit-4 South East Asia:

Books Recommended: 1. Hamid Algar 2. Peter Avery 3. Amin Saikal 4. Hamid Algar 5. Ramy Nima 6. W.R.Polk (ed.) 7. M.Philip(ed) 8. George K.Kirk 9. Sir Reader Bullard(ed.) 10.Bernard Lewis 11.Nikki R.Keddie 12.Nikki R.Keddie(edited) Religion and State in Iran 1785 - 1906 (Qachar Period). Modern Iran The Rise and Fall of the Shah The Roots of the Islamic Revolution The Wrath of Allah Beginnings of Modernization in the Middle East A History of Turkey-From Empire to Republic Contemporay Arab Politics The Middle East The Emergence of Modern Turkey Sayyid Jamal ad-Din "al-Afghani" Religion and Politics in Iran

M.A. (Final) Islamic Studies PAPER VIII: MUSLIM REFORM MOVEMENTS AND THINKERS Part-1 UNIT1A Jamaat Mujahidin, Reshmi Rumal Tehrik (Silken Scarf Conspiracy), Jamiat ul Ulama, Tablighi Jamaat; Jamaat Islami, Jamiat Ahl-i-Hadith. UNIT1B Deoband, Aligarh, Nadwah, Jamia Millia Islamia. UNIT2 Wahabi Movement; Sanusi Movement, Mahdawis in Sudan, Tijaniyah, Nurucu Movement, Nahdatul Ulama. Part 2 UNIT-1-A Allama Shibli; Allama Iqbal; Mawlana Abul Kalam Azad; Mawalan Ashraf Ali Thanwi. UNIT-1-B Jamaluddin Afghani; Muhammad Abduh; Rashid Rida; Ziya Gokalp; Abdur Rehman al Kawakabi; Imam Khomeini; Ali Shariati

Books Recommended: 1. Charles C. Adams 2. Anwar Moazzam 3. W. C. Smith 4. Aziz Ahmad 5. Dr. Safia Amir 6. Dr. Mahmoodul Haque 7. Iqbal Ansari 8. Dr. I.H. Quraishi Modernism in Egypt Jamaluddin Afghani Islam in Modern History Islamic Modernism in India and Pakistan Muslim Nationhood in India Mohammad Abduh The Arab League Muslim community in India and Pakistan

M.A. (Final) Islamic Studies PAPER IX : MAJOR WORLD RELIGIONS (ARYANS & SEMITIC RELIGIONS) Unit-1 (a) (b) Unit-2 (a) (b) What is religion? Approaches and the methods for the study of world religions. Aryan Religions: Hinduism:chief characteristic, historical development, Vedic traditions, epic literature, Sectarian Hinduism; Buddhism: Life of Gautama Buddha, basic teachings, Sangha, development

and decline of Buddhism in India, Mahayana and Hinayana. (c) (d) (e) Unit-3 (a) (b) Zoroastrianism: Life and teachings of Zarthursta, Zoroastrian monotheism, Zoroastrianism today. Sikhism: Life and teaching of Gru Nanak, development of Sikh religion and culture, contemporary trends. Jainism: Life and teachings of Sri Mahavir, Jainism today. Semitic Religions: Judaism: Significances of history in Judaism, monotheism. Christianity: Basic teachings, Curch its history and organisation, important Christian sects - Roman Catholics, Orthodox, protestants, crisis of Christianity in the modern west.

Books Recommended: 1. E.W.Hopkins 2. R.C.Zaehner 3. A.k.Barth 4. Swami Parabhawananda 5. William Monier 6. Nigosian 7. E. Zuhcher 8. P.V. Bapat 9. Punjabi University 10.Christmas Humphreys 11.Gurubanchan Singh Talib. 12.Gurubachan Singh Talib. 13.Dart Longmans & Todd.( Publisher) 14.Johaunes Bauer 15.J.Feiever & L.Vischer(ed.) 16.August Frauzen 17.Dennis J. Mccarthy. 18.Joseph Rhymer 19.James Hasting(ed.) 20.Lord Lonford. 21.Philip Hughes. 22.R.C.Zaehner.(ed) The Religions of India Hinduism Religions of India The Spiritual Heritage of India Hinduism World Religions Buddhism 2500 years of Buddhism Sikhism Buddhism The Philosophy of Guru Nanak Guru Nanak, His Personality and Vision The Jerusalem Bible Encyclopaedia of Biblical Theology The Common Catechism A Concise History of the Church Kings and Prophets The Bible in History Encyclopaedia of Religion & Ethics (relevant Portions) The Life of Jesus Christ A Short History of the Catholic Church Encyclopaedia of the Living Faiths

23.S.Sutherland 24 Winston L.King 25.Mircea. Kinde (ed.)

The Worlds Religions Introduction to Religions Encyclopaedia of Relgions

M.A. (Final) Islamic Studies PAPER X (A) ARABIC Unit-1 Durus al-Lughat al-Arabiat Lighairin Natiqina Biha Part II Author: Abdur Rahim Unit-2 Qasas al-Nabiyeen Part II Author: Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi

M.A. (Final) Islamic Studies PAPER X (B): SPECIAL STUDY OF MEDIEVAL MUSLIM CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND FINE ARTS. Unit-1 Medicine Unit-2 Historiography Unit-3 Geography Unit-4 Mathematics Unit-5 Astronomy Unit-6 Chemistry Unit-7 Technological Development Unit-8 Painting Unit-9 Architecture Unit10 Unit11 Unit12 Calligraphy Music Pottery and Textiles

Books Recommended: 1. D.C.Campbell 2. E.G.Browne 3. Max. Neuburger 4. Ibn Khaldun 4. Fazlur Rahman 5. ___ do ___ 6. Ziauddin Sardar 7. Ziauddin Ahmad 8. Sarton, George 9. C.Schoy 10.H.A.R.Gibb 11.C.H.Haskins 12.T.W.Arnold 13.E.J.Grube 14.A.W.Ronbinson 15.K.A.C.Kreswell 16.M.Briggs 17.Helen and Richard Leacroft 18.Marlin Lings 20.F.Spuhler 21.H.G.Farmer 22.M.Sharif 23.E.Kuknel 24.P.Kraus 25.Richard Russed 26.T.W.Arnold 27.Ibn KhalliKhan The Quranic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination Islamic Carpets and Textiles A History of Arabian MusicUpto the 13th century Studies in Aesthetics. Islamic Art and Architecture Jabir Ibn Hayyan The Works of Geber,1678,Edited by E. J. Holmyard, London,1928 Legacy of Islam Wafiyyat al-A yan, English Translation G.De Slane 4 Vols. 19.Annemarie Schimmel Islamic Calligraphy Arabian Medicine Arabian Medicine History of Medicine 2 Vols Muqaddama (Translated by F. Rosenthal) Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study Science and Civilization in Islam Science Technology and Development in the Muslim World Influence of Islam on World Civilization Introduction to the History of Science 4 Vols. The Geography of the Muslims of the Middle Ages, Geographical Review, New York,1924 Studies on the Civilization of Islam. Studies in the History of Medieval Science 2 Vols. Painting in Islam Muslim Miniature Painting Persian Miniature Early Muhammadan Architecture Muhammadan Architecture in Egypt and Palestine The Buildings of Early Islam